Minimum wage workers can’t afford any apartments in Minnesota

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

ST. PAUL– A new Minnesota Housing Partnership report finds a person working full time at minimum wage can’t afford a one-bedroom apartment in any the state’s 87 counties. 

U.S. Senator Tina Smith said in an interview today that her staffers have been going on a listening tour across the state to hear Minnesotans’ concerns on housing.

Smith and Alaskan Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski are introducing legislation this week to address homelessness.

U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN)

The legislation will allow tribal governments to apply for homelessness funding programs that would otherwise be unavailable to them. 

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